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Penny Williams
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It’s very possible to have a high IQ and have a lot of obstacles to showing it and living like people expect a smart person would. Intelligence isn’t the sole measure of capability. Many people are brilliant and function very poorly. It’s called Twice-Exceptional (2e) when someone has a gifted IQ and disabilities.

What Does “Twice Exceptional” Mean?

So, don’t let that throw you for a loop. What will be most helpful if to fully detail your strengths and weaknesses, and use those to craft successes. Now that you are treating your ADHD, it will be easier to do this.

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Penny
ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism